AeroBlade™ Silver Load Bars (ARB53) by Thule®. 1 Pair, 53". Get superior carrying performance with an exceptionally quiet ride with the aerodynamic AeroBlade™ Load Bar. The AeroBlade's exclusive BoxBeam™ construction makes it one of the strongest, most rigid bars available, and the aerodynamic design reduces wind noise and drag. Installation requires the Rapid foot pack and some systems require a vehicle specific installation kit.
|Equipped with T-track: Yes|
|Maximum load: 220 lbs/100 kg. Please also check the maximum roof load capacity of your vehicle|
|Locks included: No|
|One Key System compatible: Yes|
- WindDiffuser™ is a textured surface on the t-slot cover that disturbs the airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wing noise
- The sophisticated BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates one of the strongest load bars in the market
- SmartSlide is a molded measurement system providing a quick, no-hassle, tapemeasure-free foot installation. SmartSlide also covers the underbar slot to improve aerodynamics and noise diffusion
- SwingBlade™ end cap pivots open to allow full access to the t-slot for easy accessory installs
- The following products are not compatible with the AeroBlade: 503 Load Stops, 516 Prologue, 579XT Canoe Carrier, 558P Tandem Carrier, 597XT Hullavator, 847 Outrigger II, 884 Roll Model
The AeroBlade™ is a unique combination of aerodynamic design for a quiet ride and BoxBeam construction for strength. It has several features for reducing drag and noise. WindDiffuser™ is a textured surface on the T-slot cover that disturbs the airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wing noise, and the sharp corners on the AeroBlade™ promote clean "air release", helping to reduce aerodynamic drag. And along with its aerodynamic features the AeroBlade™ is also one of the strongest load bars on the market, thanks to its sophisticated BoxBeam construction. The BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates a load bar that is so strong it withstood a vertical load test of over 800 lbs. of force in a laboratory test. (Thule advises that you not exceed the AeroBlade's recommended maximum load capacity of 165 lbs.)
The AeroBlade™ works perfectly with nearly all Thule accessories, and the end cap pivots open to allow full access to the T-slot for easy accessory installation. The molded-in measurement system provides for quick, no hassle, tape-measure-free foot installation and it also covers the underbar slot to improve aerodynamics and noise diffusion. The T-track allows fast foot mounting and the bar is gently arched to match curved roof shapes.
The AeroBlade™ load bars are sold in pairs in your choice of lengths, and come with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions. Installation of the foot pack on some vehicles may require vehicle specific installation kit. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.
Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.